In LightWave we use 2-point poly chains which can be generated by LightWave's FiberFX when doing actual hair/fur, or in my case I make curves (wherever I need them) and convert them with FiberFX Strand Maker -- which Octane for LW is able to turn into Octane Hair. I have no idea what other apps use or their workflows... Someone else will need to help with your specific app I think. What's your weapon of choice?
Omg, how I could leave out pipes, tubes, hoses, and wires.. duh.. I have used Hair for those more than anything.
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